Edre U. Olalia, legal consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel, said the “non-bailable murder charges are trumped-up and sprang out of nowhere.”
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By DEE AYROSO
Among those arrested is a nursing mother who was tending to her two-month-old baby in a hospital when arrested in Oriental Mindoro.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Déjà vu! That’s what instantly crossed my mind after reading the documents sent to me: South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration has arrested, charged and prosecuted an opposition legislator allegedly for plotting to overthrow the government. It also seeks to dissolve his political party and…
“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the warrant that was used to arrest him.” – Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan-Caraga
KALIBUTAN Ni JOANNA ALMODAL Bulatlat.com Dalawang daan at animpu’t limang (265) araw na mula nang ilegal kang dakipin ng mga elemento ng 67th Infantry Battalion sa Sitio Spur Dos, Barangay Aliwagwag, Cateel, Davao Oriental dahil isa ka raw myembro ng New People’s Army (NPA). Isa sa mga isinampang kaso sa’yo ay multiple frustrated murder. Nang…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Those arrested were charged with cases in relation to New People’s Army ambuscades, which occurred in areas where they have never even set foot on. Is this part of another crackdown on political activists, this time by the Aquino administration?
By MARYA SALAMAT
“The Aquino government is very active and very swift in filing trumped-up charges against labor leaders and activists but it fails to attain justice for victims of human-rights violations.” – KMU
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares is calling for the removal of fiscals and judges who help elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines file “fake charges” against leaders of progressive party-lists and human rights advocates. Colmenares also hailed the move of Makabayan Coalition leader in…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is using the legal system to harass leaders of an indigenous people’s organization in Surigao del Sur. According to a report from the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) in the Northern Mindanao Region (NMR), 37 indigenous members and leaders of the…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
When then United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston pointed to the filing of charges against political activists by the Interagency Legal Assistance Group (IALAG) as violative of human rights, the previous Arroyo administration dismantled it. But even without the IALAG, the filing of harassment charges against political activists continues, even under the current Aquino government.